Worldhotel Saltanat Almaty
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- Fitness/Health center
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... new visa option that will allow the three of us to enter as a tourist without the prior rigmarole. This will allow us all to enjoy a 5 days in Almaty with the family I worked with and my parents to finally see many of the places I have described to them over the last 3.5 years – the good and the bad. My contact at a local travel agency has assured that all will go well and I am now in the process of organizing the letter of invitation with them.
Now I can dream ...
... br> Sat 20th: With some tender heads and some absent bodies, the majority of us were up and able for breakfast at half nine the next morning. We were treated to the Kazakh version of khachapuri cheesy hot bread with fried egg), which was the perfect sustenance for 'the morning after the night before'! Luckily, the optimistic forecast had transpired. Blue skies and sunshine had everyone keen on another excursion to the mountains of the Malaya ...
... frustrating. As Sam said, we would have looked like right nobheads had we hired all the kit in town and lugged it up. At least we were able to enjoy a nice lunch in the sun followed by a hold of an eagle. Wow it was enormous and so so heavy. The man kept telling me to hold my arm up and move it so the eagle would flare it's wings but after only a minute I could barely hold my arm up at all! So much for getting big guns from lifting my pack. I had best go buy some more stuff. Not ...
Today we are in Almaty, the former capital of Kazakhstan. The new capital is Astana. Almaty is a huge city with 4 million population. It again is a mixture of the Russian influence and modern architecture. This city is very cosmopolitan with all major stores and retailers here. There are many autos on the street of all makes. Chevrolet, renault and kia are manufactured here, but there are land rovers, BMW's, mercedes on the street.
... clothes used for special occasions. John was helped into his outfit ( deel) by the man of the house with his cigarette dangling from the mouth and the women was helped by the woman of the ger. Great photo opportunities and all done in such good jest. Absolutely wonderful experience for us. When we left addresses were exchanged so that we could forward photos we had taken. John and I took a slightly different walk home to avoid the very strong head wind. We walked through ...